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Learning Math through Games

Coop-led class

FREE to School of the Minds families, maximum 10 elementary students.

Starting 2nd October for the next 7 weeks.

The students will be learning Math through  tricks, games, and art. They will be broken up into groups according to level.

Some of the topics we will be learning/practicing:

1. Addition

2. Subtraction

3. Multiplication

4. Division

5. Estimation

6. Word Problems

7. Geometry

8. Fractions

9. Sequences and Patterns

10. Logic

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The Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math of Magic

RED_HATweb

JT RABBIT

JT MAGIC CLASS

Event: STEAM of Magic Show and Workshop

Date: April 26, 2013

Time: 9am – 12pm

School of the Mind Members: $30, Non School of the Mind Students: $32

Limited to 10 Students only.

John Tudor of Tudor Magic will be presenting a 30 minute Magic Show followed by a 2 1/2 hour Magic Workshop.  The Workshop will show students the STEAM of Magic, including tricks about perception/visual illusion, action/reaction, science tricks, math based card tricks, etc.  All special materials are provided.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) School Support Program

School of the Minds has been invited to participate in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) School Support Program (3SP) of South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics and Science.

“STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) School Support Program (3SP)is a pilot effort to develop support strategies for schools that have interest in seeking STEM certification from S2TEM Centers SC and SCCMS. This partnership is designed to test the effectiveness of planning tools and support models for STEM focused schools. For the 2012-13 School Year, S2TEM Centers SC and SCCMS will consider only those schools that are invited to participate and that meet specific eligibility requirements.”

A Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes

by Carissa Leventis-Cox

$10/family (plus materials for each student’s design), maximum 10 students.


We will be using the Museum of Science in Boston’s Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) curriculum for Grades 1 to 5 to foster engineering and technological literacy. Our students will learn problem solving, inquiry and innovation through:

  • a storybook of a child in a different country that introduces an engineering problem (includes a lesson in geography)
  • learning to solve a problem similar to that in the storybook
  • a hands-on engineering design challenge that requires science and math
  • create and improve on their designs.

This Spring, we will start our Engineering class with A Long Way Down: Designing Parachutes. We will be learning science concepts related to aerospace engineering: drag (air resistance) and conditions on other planets. We will be designing our own parachutes to land on a planet with an atmosphere different to that of Earth’s.

We will also be going on a field trip to The Challenger Center to reinforce what we have learned.

Spectra’s Current Crisis Physics Quest

FREE. 12 families.

We have a total of 12 PhysicsQuest kits for Spectra’s Current Crisis

According to their website,

“PhysicsQuest is a story-based activity that exposes middle school students to the fun and relevance of science. APS provides a free PhysicsQuest kit to registered 6-9th grade physical science classes, home school groups, science clubs, and after-school programs. The kit includes a user’s manual and materials for four physics experiments.

PhysicsQuest aims to teach middle school students physics concepts, but its overarching goal is to give them a positive experience with physics. APS is focusing this program on middle school students because these grades have been identified as the point when many students lose interest in math and science.”

Fall 2014 Week 14

MANDARIN

BEGINNERS

Memorize 4 transportation: 飞机 火车 轮船 汽车

ADVANCED BEGINNERS

1. Exercise book A Monday-Wednesday
2. Use “在” “教” “喜欢” to write an essay.
3. Exercise book A Thursday and Friday
Week 15
BEGINNERS
Practise song 新年好
ADVANCED BEGINNERS
Exercise book B lesson 2 MondayWednesday

MATH GAMES

MINECRAFT MATH

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DIY

ILLUSTRATOR CHALLENGES

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our next project fair is on the 24th November 2014 from 1:30-3:30pm. Presentations start promptly at 2:00pm. So far, we have a few literature presentations and one on Thanksgiving.

Fall 2014 Week 12

MANDARIN

BEGINNERS

1.  practice “头” “ 眼睛”“ 鼻子” “耳朵
2. practice the song: 大象歌


ADVANCED BEGINNERS

No homework


LEARNING MATH THROUGH GAMES

More Shapes, Cubes and Shrinky Dinks

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DIY

I picked up my package of dry ice from the freezer and found it completely empty. Needless to say, we didn’t do dry ice experiments this week, but here is a video!

One of our kids wanted to do a Halloween Video. Caution parents: this video contains werewolves, zombies, a dinosaur, and a robot.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Check out our recent Notables Presentations.

Our next project fair is on the 25th November 2014 from 1:30-3:30pm. Presentations start promptly at 2:00pm. So far, we have a literature presentation and one on Thanksgiving.

Fall 2014 Week 11

MANDARIN

BEGINNERS

Practice “头” “ 眼睛”“ 鼻子” “耳朵”.

ADVANCED BEGINNERS

We had a test. No class next week.


LEARNING MATH THROUGH GAMES

Shapes and Shrinky Dinks

This was so much fun, we are continuing with 3D shapes and shrinky dinks next week.


DIY

Alien Eggs

Magnetic Slime: this sounded and looked awesome… but it was disappointing.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Notables after Noon will be on 28th October 2014. We only have a few places left!

Fall 2014 Week 10

MANDARIN

BEGINNERS

No Homework.

ADVANCED BEGINNERS

Review lesson 10-12. We will have a test next Thursday.


LEARNING MATH THROUGH GAMES

Fraction Art and Pizza Game

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DIY

MINECRAFT CHALLENGES

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Notables after Noon will be on 28th October 2014. We only have a few places left!

Fall 2014: Week 9

MANDARIN

BEGINNERS

Memorize 12 animals on Chinese zodiac.

ADVANCED BEGINNERS

1.Exercise B: Thursday and Friday
2.Textbook Review exercise P76- P84

TBA (stay tuned)


LEARNING MATH THROUGH GAMES

Multiplication Trick

 

Card Tricks

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DIY

Pioneer Challenge: Sling Shots

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FIELD TRIPS 

Challenger Center for AstroAdventures: explored Mission Control and Space Station, piloted a flight simulator in the Aerospace Education Lab, and experienced Earth’s Wild Ride in their e-Planetarium.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Notables after Noon will be on 28th October 2014. We only have a few places left!